Encyclopedia of firearms and ammunition of the XX and XXI centuries

KelTec P50

KelTec P50

The KelTec P50 pistol is one of the most unusual and strange pistols which were designed during recent times. While it actually can have several uses, such ...

Laugo Alien

Laugo Alien

Laugo Alien semiautomatic pistol was first presented in 2019 with great fanfare. Its production started in the Czech Republic in 2020, and its first North ...

Konstantinov SA-006

Konstantinov SA-006

The Konstantinov SA-006 experimental assault rifle is historically important because it served as a major rival for the new Kalashnikov A3 (later AK-74) ...

Tishina 6G16

Tishina 6G16

The Tishina grenade launcher was developed by TSNIITOCHMASH on request of the GRU (General Intelligence Department of the General Staff, Soviet Army). It ...

Kalashnikov TR9 Paradox

Kalashnikov TR9 Paradox

Kalashnikov TR9 Paradox carbine (‘smoothbore’ gun) is one of those cases when severity or lack of logic in firearm laws is circumvented by ...

Haenel MK 556

Haenel MK 556

Haenel MK 556 assault rifle was developed by German company C.G.Haenel from Suhl for military and law enforcement use. In 2018 it was entered into ...

AK-19

AK-19

Kalashnikov AK-19 assault rifle is the most recent version of the Kalashnikov AK-12 assault rifle family, which was adopted by Russian army in 2018 and is ...

RPL-20

RPL-20

The Kalashnikov RPL-20 Light Machine Gun was first presented to the general public during the Army-2020 expo in late August of 2020. It must be noted that ...

Kord-5.45

Kord-5.45

The Kord-5.45 Light Machine Gun has a somewhat obscure history and an equally obscure present. Its development can be traced to 2011, when the Russian MVD ...

Poloz

Poloz

The Poloz (Racer Snake) Pistol is the newest compact semi-automatic handgun from the TsNIITochMash weapon design and production organization in Klimovsk, ...

Baikal MP-131K Shotgun

Baikal MP-131K Shotgun

The Baikal MP-131K pump action shotgun was  quite an unusual weapon for its time. It was designed at the Russian small arms factory ‘Izhevsk ...

Howa Type 20 Assault Rifle

Howa Type 20 Assault Rifle

The Howa Type 20 assault rifle (20式小銃), was announced officially in May of 2020 as the next model of standard issue infantry rifle for the Japanese Ground ...